Fuel-Efficiency Finds: Cars That Get at Least 30 MPG Combined

For City Drivers, EPA Highway Ratings Are Only Half the Story


  • 2015 Chevrolet Cruze

    2015 Chevrolet Cruze

    Chevrolet offers more than 30-mpg with three models of its 2015 Cruze sedan, two running on regular gasoline and one on diesel. | December 11, 2014

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Fuel efficiency is important to many car buyers these days, and automakers are responding with an ever-growing list of cars and trucks that actually deliver decent miles-per-gallon performance.

Carmakers, though, continue to focus a lot of their advertising dollars on highway mileage, while the fuel-efficiency numbers that should matter most to motorists are the combined fuel economy tallies approved by the Environmental Protection Agency.

Combined fuel economy is the number to watch because few motorists do all their driving at highway speeds. There's a lot of city driving to be accounted for. And for most vehicles (hybrids and plug-in electrics generally excepted), fuel economy drops as stop-and-go driving increases.

Because automakers with gasoline-fueled vehicles that deliver 40 mpg or better on the highway love to tout them, there's an established 40 mpg club, composed mainly of specially equipped, limited-production high-efficiency models.

But for motorists who actually drive in congested city traffic as well as on the open highway, here's a longer, more usable list of cars and trucks that deliver fuel economy of at least 30 mpg on the EPA's combined city-highway scale. The EPA uses a complicated formula that adds roughly 55 percent of the city rating to 45 percent of the highway rating to arrive at the combined rating.

All the members of the 40-mpg highway fuel-efficiency club are included here, but this list of vehicles that deliver 30 mpg or more in combined city and highway driving provides a lot more variety for shoppers in search of significant fuel savings. For shoppers seeking to avoid the use of gasoline and diesel fuel altogether, it also includes vehicles that use such alternative fuels as electricity and compressed natural gas.

These are 2015 model-year cars, and more will be added, along with early-introduction 2016 models, as they debut this year, so keep checking back. There also are a handful of 2014 models here that are carryovers, either because the 2015 models aren't yet in the market or, in the case of the 2014 RLX Hybrid from Acura, because the manufacturer has opted not to offer a 2015 model. Acura will keep the 2014 model-year designation until the 2016 model is ready.

Vehicles new to the list include models from BMW, Hyundai, Porsche and Volkswagen. Two cars back on the list this year after an absence in 2014 are the Audi A3 TDI diesel and the standard Honda Fit. The automakers jumped from the 2013 models directly to 2015 models.

Looking for 2014 models? With just a few exceptions mentioned above, they are listed in our directory of used cars that get at least 30 mpg in the EPA combined mileage ratings.

Why Fuel Efficiency Matters
Assuming gasoline is selling for $3 a gallon, a 30-mpg car with a 15-gallon fuel tank costs $45 to fill. It delivers 450 miles of range for a fuel cost of 10 cents per mile.

A 25-mpg vehicle with a 15-gallon tank costs the same to fill, but delivers less range (375 miles) and the fuel cost rises to 12 cents per mile, which is a 20 percent cost increase.

If the price of gas increases, so do the savings from driving a vehicle that delivers 30 mpg, or 40 or 50 or more. Savings decrease as gas prices drop. Whether the savings will offset the potentially higher price of these more efficient vehicles depends on the size of the efficiency premium, the annual mileage and the number of years you own the vehicle.

In addition to cost savings, there are the intangible benefits that many people value, such as reduced oil use and fewer tailpipe emissions.

Engines that burn less gas or diesel per mile also tend to stay cleaner than their thirstier counterparts, reducing lifetime engine, fuel system and emissions systems repair costs.

Big Is Still Bad for Fuel Economy
There are no pickups, large traditional SUVs or minivans on this list. If you have to tow a boat or haul a soccer team, as of now you can't do it in a 30-mpg vehicle.

But as automakers continue to perfect gas-electric hybrid systems and fuel-saving technologies for gas and diesel engines, the day will come when "big" and "fuel efficient" can peaceably coexist.

On the other hand, there are more than just tiny subcompacts in the 30-mpg-plus segment. Automakers are improving their overall fuel economy and there are a number of compacts, a few midsize cars and SUV-styled crossovers here. There are even six station wagons if you include the Mini Cooper Countryman and the Kia Soul EV in that category, as Edmunds does. All can deliver at least 30 mpg overall, if you mind your throttle foot.

As things now stand in the U.S. market, 71 model lines out of more than 330 on sale for the 2015 model year have one or more trim levels or hybrid or electric-drive variants that deliver combined city and highway fuel efficiency of 30 mpg or more, according to the EPA's formula. This is up almost 16 percent from 64 models in 2014 and is an 82 percent increase from mid-2011, when Edmunds first compiled the list. Another plus: Quite a few 2015 vehicles show improved EPA-rated fuel efficiency over the 2014 versions.

And while in the 2012 model year there was just one vehicle rated at more than 100 MPG-equivalent, there are 11 for the 2015 model year: eight battery-electric cars and three plug-in hybrids.

Pick Your Fuel Source
Most of these vehicles are conventional gasoline burners. But membership in the 30-mpg combined club also includes 25 conventional hybrids (up from 22 in 2014) a dozen diesels and all 22 advanced electric-drive cars now in the market. There are 11 plug-in hybrids and 11 all-electric models. There currently is one compressed natural gas sedan, from Honda, and a single hydrogen fuel-cell electric vehicle, from Hyundai. In the second half of 2015, fuel cell sedans from Honda and Toyota are slated to hit the California market, which is friendly to alternative-fuel vehicles.

Using the List
This list shows vehicles by model, style and engine-transmission combo. The listings are in ascending order of EPA-rated combined city/highway fuel economy. We also supply each car's city and highway fuel economy ratings.

Additionally, when discussing fuel efficiency in vehicles that use electricity from the grid, or alternatives to gasoline and diesel such as natural gas, we denote fuel economy as the gasoline miles per gallon equivalent, or MPGe. Each listing ends with the EPA ratings for the vehicle's city and highway fuel efficiency.

Not all trim and equipment levels of every model qualify for the 30-mpg club. Certain transmissions, larger engines, bigger wheels and tires, and even the additional weight created by lots of extra electronics all can reduce fuel economy.

Vehicles are linked to the most appropriate Edmunds.com review. When one entry includes multiple trim levels, you may notice that the model and fuel economy first shown is not one of the models listed here. That's because there may be multiple styles within a model lineup and the review pages start with the base style, which often does not have the lineup's greatest fuel efficiency.

To get to the trim levels listed in this guide, just click on the vehicle in the review page's viewing window and a menu of other trim levels in the lineup will appear.

Happy hunting for a more fuel-efficient vehicle.

30 mpg
2014 Acura RLX Hybrid (midsize sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 28/32. The 2014 model will be sold throughout the 2015 model year)

 2015 BMW 535d and 535d xDrive (midsize sedan, turbocharged 3.0-liter diesel engine, eight-speed automatic, 535d rated at 26/38; 525d xDrive rated at 26/37)

2015 BMW X3 xDrive28d (compact crossover, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, eight-speed automatic, 27/34)

2015 Chevrolet Cruze LT, LTZ (midsize four-door sedan, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic or manual, 26/38)

2015 Chevrolet Sonic LS, LT, LTZ all styles (subcompact sedan or hatchback, 1.8-liter engine, five-speed manual, 26/35)

2015 Chevrolet Sonic RS (subcompact hatchback, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/34)

2014 Ford Focus S, SE (compact sedan; SE also available as hatchback; 2.0-liter engine, five-speed manual, 26/36)

2015 Fiat 500 Turbo, GQ Edition Convertible, Abarth, C Abarth (subcompact hatchback and convertible styles, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, five-speed manual, 28/34; six-speed automatic, 27/34)

2015 Hyundai Accent all styles (subcompact four-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 26/37)

2015 Hyundai Veloster all styles (compact three-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 26/35; six-speed automatic, 27/36)

2015 Infiniti Q50S Hybrid (compact sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 28/34)

2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid AWD (compact sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 28/35)

2015 Kia Forte (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, six-speed manual, 25/37)

2015 Lexus RX 450h (front-wheel-drive hybrid SUV, 3.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 32/28)

2014 Mazda 2 Sport, Touring (subcompact hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, four-speed automatic, 28/34)

2015 Mazda 6 all styles (midsize sedan, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 26/38)

2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA250 (compact sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter engine, seven-speed automatic, 26/38)

2015 Mini Cooper Convertible (subcompact, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/34)

2015 Mini Cooper Countryman (subcompact hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/34)

2015 Mini Cooper Paceman (subcompact two-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/34)

2015 Mini Cooper Roadster (subcompact two-seater, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/34)

2014 Nissan Sentra S (compact four-door sedan, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/36)

2015 Nissan Versa all styles (subcompact four-door sedan, 1.6-liter engine, four-speed automatic, 26/35; five-speed manual, 27/36)

2015 Nissan Versa Note (subcompact hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, five-speed manual, 27/36)

2015 Subaru Legacy (midsize sedan, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 26/36)

2015 Volkswagen Golf (compact hatchback, turbocharged 1.8-liter engine, five-speed manual, 25/37)

2015 Volkswagen Jetta SE (compact sedan, turbocharged 1.8-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 25/37)

31 mpg
2015 Chevrolet Cruze Eco (midsize four-door sedan, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 26/39)

2015 Chevrolet Sonic LT, LTZ turbo (subcompact sedan or hatchback, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 27/37)

2015 Dodge Dart all styles (turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 27/37)

2015 Ford Fiesta all styles (subcompact sedan and hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, five-speed manual, 28/36; six-speed automatic, 27/37)

2014 Ford Focus Titanium (compact four-door sedan and hatchback, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 27/38)

2015 Honda Accord all styles except Sport (midsize four-door sedan or coupe, 2.4-liter engine, CVT, 27/36)

2015 Honda Civic EX, LX Coupe (compact two-door coupe, 1.8-liter engine, five-speed manual, 28/36)

2015 Honda Civic LX Sedan (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, five-speed manual, 28/36)

2015 Honda Civic Natural Gas (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine compressed natural gas engine, five-speed automatic, 27/38 MPGe; EPA-rated combined fuel economy is 31 MPGe)

2015 Hyundai Accent all styles (subcompact four-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 27/38)

2015 Hyundai Elantra, SE, Limited (two-door compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, six-speed manual or six-speed automatic 27/37)

2015 Infiniti Q50 Hybrid (compact sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 29/36)

2015 Infiniti Q70 Hybrid (midsize sedan, 3.5-liter gas-electric, seven-speed, 29/34)

2015 Kia Forte (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 26/39)

2015 Kia Rio, LS, EX, SX (1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual or automatic, 27/37)

2015 Kia Rio Eco all styles (1.6-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/37)

2015 Lexus GS 450h (midsize sedan, 3.5-liter hybrid gas-electric, CVT, 29/34)

2015 Mazda 3 s Touring, s Grand Touring (compact hatchback, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 27/37)

2015 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec 4Matic (midsize sedan, turbocharged 2.1-liter diesel engine, seven-speed automatic, 27/38)

2015 Mini Cooper Coupe (two-seat subcompact, 1.6-liter engine, optional six-speed automatic, 28/36)

2015 Nissan Altima 2.5 all styles (midsize four-door sedan, 2.5-liter engine, CVT, 27/38)

2015 Subaru Impreza all styles except WRX models (compact four-door sedan and hatchback, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 27/36; CVT, 28/37)

2015 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid all styles (compact SUV, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 30/34)

2015 Toyota Corolla L, S-Plus (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, four-speed automatic, 27/36; six-speed manual, 28/37)

32 mpg
2015 Dodge Dart Aero (compact sedan, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/40; six-speed manual, 28/41)

2015 Ford Fiesta SFE (subcompact sedan and hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed automatic. Super Fuel Economy (SFE) package available on the SE trim includes special tires, wheels and aerodynamic pieces to achieve slightly better fuel economy; 28/38)

2015 Honda Fit all styles (compact hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, six-speed manual, 29/37)

2015 Lexus NX 300h AWD (compact four-door crossover hybrid, 2.5-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 32/30)

2015 Hyundai Elantra GLS, Limited (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/38)

2015 Hyundai Sonata Eco (midsize sedan, turbocharged 1.6-liter engine, seven-speed automatic, 28/38)

2014 Mazda 2 Sport, Touring (subcompact four-door hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, five-speed manual, 29/35)

2015 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring (compact hatchback, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/39)

2015 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring (compact sedan, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/39)

2015 Mazda 6 i Grand Touring i-Eloop (midsize sedan, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 28/40)

2015 Mini Cooper Coupe (subcompact two-door hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, six-speed manual, 29/37)

2015 Toyota Corolla LE, S, excluding LE Eco, LE Eco Plus and LE Eco Premium trims (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, seven-speed automatic, 29/37, CVT, 29/38, or six-speed manual, 28/37)

2015 Toyota Yaris all styles (compact hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, four-speed automatic, 30/36)

33 mpg
2015 Chevrolet Cruze Eco (compact four-door sedan, turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed manual, 28/42)

2015 Chevrolet Cruze TD (compact four-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed automatic, 27/46)

2015 Chevrolet Sonic LT, LTZ Turbo (subcompact four-door sedan or hatchback, optional turbocharged 1.4-liter engine, six-speed manual, 29/40)

2014 Ford Focus SFE FFV (compact four-door sedan, 2.0-liter engine, five-speed manual. The SFE package is an option on the SE trim level that includes special tires, wheels and aerodynamic pieces to achieve slightly better fuel economy. The flex-fuel engine can use gasoline or E85 ethanol-gas blend, but only achieves its 33 mpg combined rating using gasoline: 28 city/40 highway. On E85: 23 combined, 20 city/28 highway)

2015 Honda Civic LX, SE, EX, EX-L (compact two-door coupe or four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT; 30/39)

2015 Lexus NX 300h (compact four-door crossover hybrid, 2.5-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 35/31)

2015 Mazda 3 i all styles (compact four-door sedan, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed manual, 29/41)

2015 Mazda 3 i all styles (midsize hatchback, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed auto, 30/40)

2015 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring i-Eloop (compact hatchback, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 29/40)

2015 Mazda 3 s Grand Touring i-Eloop (compact sedan, 2.5-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 29/40)

2015 Mercedes-Benz E250 Bluetec all styles (midsize sedan, 2.1-liter turbocharged diesel engine with auto stop-start, seven-speed automatic, 28/42)

2015 Toyota Yaris all styles (compact hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, five-speed manual, 30/37)

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI all styles (compact four-door wagon, 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, six-speed automatic, 29/39)

34 mpg
2015 Chevrolet Spark all styles (subcompact four-door hatchback, 1.2-liter engine, five-speed manual, 31/39; CVT, 30/39)

2015 Fiat 500 Pop, Sport, Lounge, C Pop, C Lounge (subcompact two-door hatchback and convertible, 1.4-liter engine, five-speed manual, 31/40)

2015 Honda CR-Z (subcompact hybrid, two-door hatchback, 1.5-liter gas-electric, six-speed manual, 31/38)

2015 Mazda 3 i SV, Sport, i Touring, i Grand Touring (compact four-door sedan, 2.0-liter engine, six-speed automatic, 30/41)

2014 Nissan Sentra all styles (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT, 30/39; FE+ package rated at 30/40)

2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco Plus, LE Eco Premium (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT, 30/40)

2015 Volkswagen Beetle TDI all styles (compact two-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed manual or automatic, 31/41)

2015 Volkswagen Beetle TDI Convertible (subcompact convertible, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed manual or automatic 30/40)

2015 Volkswagen Golf SportWagen TDI (four-door wagon, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel, six-speed manual, 30/42)

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI all styles (midsize four-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed automatic, 30/42)

35 mpg
2015 BMW 328d xDrive (compact sedan and wagon, 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, eight-speed automatic, 31/43)

2015 Honda Civic HF (compact four-door sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT, 31/41)

2015 Honda Fit all styles (compact four-door hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, seven-speed automatic, 32/38)

2015 Nissan Versa all styles (compact four-door sedan, 1.6-liter engine, CVT, 31/40)

2015 Nissan Versa Note all styles (compact hatchback, 1.6-liter engine, CVT, 31/40)

2015 Toyota Corolla LE Eco (compact sedan, 1.8-liter engine, CVT, 30/42)

2015 Volkswagen Passat TDI SE (midsize four-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel, six-speed manual, 30/44)

36 mpg
2015 Audi A3 TDI all styles (compact four-door hatchback, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel, six-speed automatic, 31/43)

2015 Ford Fiesta SFE (subcompact sedan and hatchback, 1.0-liter engine, five-speed manual. Super Fuel Economy [SFE] package available on the SE trim includes special tires, wheels and aerodynamic pieces to achieve slightly better fuel economy; 31/43)

2015 Honda Fit all styles (compact four-door hatchback, 1.5-liter engine, CVT, 33/41)

2015 Smart Fortwo all styles (mini two-door hatchback or convertible 1.0-liter engine, five-speed automatic, 34/38)

2015 Volkswagen Golf TDI all styles (compact two-door hatchback, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, six-speed manual, 30/45; six-speed automatic, 31/43)

2015 Volkswagen Jetta TDI all styles (compact four-door sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel, six-speed manual, 31/46; six-speed automatic, 31/45)

37 mpg
2015 BMW 328d (compact sedan, turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel engine, eight-speed automatic, 32/45)

2015 Honda CR-Z all styles (subcompact hybrid, 1.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 36/39)

2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Limited (midsize hybrid four-door sedan, 2.4-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 36/40)

2014 Kia Optima EX Hybrid (midsize hybrid four-door sedan, 2.4-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 35/39)

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage all styles (compact hatchback. 1.2-liter engine, five-speed manual, 34/42)

2015 Scion iQ (minicompact two-door hatchback, 1.3-liter engine, CVT, 36/37)

38 mpg
2015 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid (midsize four-door sedan, 2.4-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 36/40)

2014 Kia Optima LX Hybrid (midsize four-door sedan, 2.4-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, 36/40)

40 mpg
2015 Ford C-Max Hybrid all styles (compact four-door wagon, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 42/37)

2015 Lexus ES 300h (midsize four-door sedan, 2.5-liter hybrid gas-electric, CVT, 40/39)

2015 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid (midsize four-door sedan, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 41/39)

2015 Mitsubishi Mirage all styles (compact hatchback, 1.2-liter engine, CVT, 37/44)

2014 Toyota Avalon Hybrid all styles (full-size four-door sedan, 2.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 40/39)

2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid XLE, SE (midsize four-door sedan, 2.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 40/38)

2015 Ford Fusion Hybrid all styles (midsize four-door sedan, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 44/41)

2015 Lexus CT 200h (compact hybrid four-door hatchback, 1.8-liter gas-electric, CVT, 43/40)

41 mpg
2015 Toyota Camry Hybrid LE (midsize four-door sedan, 2.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 43/39)

42 mpg
2015 Toyota Prius V all styles (midsize hybrid wagon, 1.8-liter gas-electric, CVT, 44/40)

45 mpg
2015 Honda Civic Hybrid all styles (compact hybrid four-door sedan, 1.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 44/47)

2015 Volkswagen Jetta Hybrid all styles (compact hybrid four-door sedan, 1.4-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, 42/48)

47 mpg
2015 Honda Accord Hybrid (midsize hybrid sedan, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, 50/45)

49 MPGe
2015 Hyundai Tucson Fuel Cell (compact crossover, all-electric drive system drawing energy from a hydrogen fuel cell, single-speed transmission, up to 265 miles of range per tank of hydrogen, 48/50; limited availability in California only)

50 mpg
2015 Toyota Prius all styles (midsize hatchback hybrid, 1.8-liter gas-electric, CVT, 51/48)

2015 Toyota Prius C all styles (compact four-door hybrid hatchback, 1.5-liter gas-electric, CVT, 53/46)

50 MPGe
2015 Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid (midsize plug-in hybrid sedan, supercharged 3.0-liter gas-electric, eight-speed automatic, rated at up to 16 miles of range in all-electric mode and 25 combined/23 city/29 highway in regular hybrid mode, 540 miles total range)

2014 Toyota RAV4 EV (midsize crossover SUV, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 103 miles per charge, 78/74 MPGe. Limited number carried over from 2014, available only in California)

67 MPGe
2015 Porsche 918 Spyder (two-seat plug-in hybrid sports car, 4.6-liter gas-electric, seven-speed automatic, rated at up to 12 miles in all-electric mode, 22 combined/20 city/24 highway in hybrid mode, 420 miles total range)

76 MPGe
2014 BMW i8 (two-seat plug-in hybrid sports car, turbocharged 1.5-liter gas-electric, six-speed automatic, rated at 15 miles in all-electric mode, 28 combined/28 city/29 highway in hybrid mode, 330 miles total range)

82 MPGe
2014 Cadillac ELR (midsize coupe, plug-in hybrid, electric drive with onboard 1.4-liter gasoline engine-generator, single-speed transmission, rated at up to 37 miles of all-electric range, 33 combined/31 city/35 highway for gasoline engine-generator, 377 miles total range)

84 MPGe
2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive (compact hatchback, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, rated at up to 87 miles per charge, 85/83 MPGe)

88 MPGe
2015 Ford C-Max Energi (compact four-door wagon, plug-in hybrid, 2.0-liter gas-electric, CVT, rated at up to 21 miles of all-electric range and 38 combined/40 city/36 highway in regular hybrid mode, 550 miles total range)

2015 Ford Fusion Energi (midsize four-door sedan, plug-in hybrid, 2.0-liter gas-rechargeable electric, CVT, rated at up to 21 miles of all-electric range and 38 combined/40 city/36 highway in regular hybrid mode, 550 miles total range)

89 MPGe
2014 Tesla Model S 85 kWh (midsize four-door hatchback sedan, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, 85 kWh battery pack, up to 265 miles per charge, 88/90 MPGe)

95 MPGe
2015 Prius Plug-In all styles (midsize four-door hatchback, plug-in hybrid, 1.8-liter gas-electric, CVT, rated at up to 11 miles of all-electric range, 50 combined/51 city/49 highway in regular hybrid mode, 540 miles total range)

2014 Tesla Model S 60 kWh (midsize four-door hatchback sedan, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, 60 kWh battery pack, up to 208 miles per charge, 94/97 MPGe)

98 MPGe
2015 Chevrolet Volt (midsize four-door hatchback, plug-in hybrid, electric drive with onboard 1.4-liter gasoline engine-generator, single-speed transmission, rated at up to 38 miles of all-electric range, 37 combined/35 city/40 highway for gasoline engine-generator, 380 miles total range)

105 MPGe
2014 Ford Focus EV (compact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 76 miles per charge, 110/99 MPGe)

2015 Kia Soul EV (compact four-door wagon, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 93 miles per charge, 120/92 MPGe)

107 MPGe
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric (minicompact two-door hatchback or convertible, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 68 miles per charge, 122/93 MPGe)

112 MPGe
2014 Mitsubishi i-MiEV all styles (electric vehicle, subcompact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 62 miles per charge, 126/99 MPGe)

114 MPGe
2015 Nissan Leaf all styles (compact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, CVT, up to 84 miles per charge, 126/101 MPGe)

115 MPGe
2014 Honda Accord Plug-in Hybrid (midsize sedan, 1.8-liter gas-rechargeable electric, electric CVT, rated at up to 13 miles of all-electric range and 46 combined/47 city/46 highway in regular hybrid mode, 570 miles total range)

116 MPGe
2015 Fiat 500e (minicompact two-door hatchback, battery-electric, CVT, up to 87 miles per charge, 122/108 MPGe. Available only in California and Oregon)

2015 Volkswagen e-Golf (compact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 83 miles per charge, 126/105 MPGe)

117 MPGe
2014 BMW i3 REX (compact range-extended plug-in hybrid, all-electric drive with 0.6-liter engine-generator. Rated at up to 72 miles in all-electric mode, range extender is rated at 39 combined/41 city/37 highway, 150 miles total range)

119 MPGe
2015 Chevrolet Spark EV (subcompact four-door hatchback, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, up to 82 miles per charge, 128/109 MPGe. Limited availability.)

124 MPGe
2014 BMW i3 EV (compact sedan, battery-electric, single-speed transmission, rated at up to 81 miles per charge, 137/111 MPGe)

Comments

  • bojeste bojeste Posts:

    What? No Kias?

  • bobw3 bobw3 Posts:

    Looking at the list, the regular Prius seems to give the best MPG for the most interior space.

  • rpmckee rpmckee Posts:

    why is it that diesels are always scored wrong, my wife has gotten between 43 to 51 MPG nowhere near 35. How lead footed do you need to be to get the results you post for the 2012 Passat?

  • lacsin lacsin Posts:

    I believe it depends on us,on how we will be able to manage this fuel economy there cars that need less fuel if we just know how to choose what kind of [url=http://www.cardealexpert.com/news-information/auto-news/chevrolet-malibu-price]car[/url] we need,in this case the fuel economy would be lessen.

  • jodell jodell Posts:

    Diesels and most conventional hybrids typically do worse on EPA test - and thus get worse results than in real-life - bec. of the way the test is designed.

  • drjjjj drjjjj Posts:

    Bought a Prius 10 years ago and saved $20,000 in gas vs 25 mpg avg car! Car paid for itself-free car! Also, low maintenance and best re-sale! New Prius more upscale, more power and room and better gas mileage-50 mpg avg! It'll cruise all day at 80 too with a 5 dr and still get 40mpg+! Engineering master piece!

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